Here in Colorado we’re super welcoming to all of our new transplants. To help you on your way to becoming ‘a native’ (a Coloradan, not a tribe member!), here are some helpful tips and tricks!
- Keep your out-of-state car plates as long as possible. It helps CO drivers recognize you and welcome you to the state.
- Load up that ski rack and bike rack immediately. All ‘natives’ proudly show off their gear all year round, so get those racks loaded. Don’t have skis or a bike? Head to Dicks or Costco for affordable gear that screams ‘I’m outdoorsy’. Your Mustang convertible is going to rock with a snowboard on top!!
- Don’t have 4 wheel drive? Don’t worry! Driving in snow is easy. Ignore those creepers and slow boats, hit the pedal and go! Now do stay close to the person in front of you and remember to slow down when you approach a hill. On the off-chance that you get stuck, just hit that accelerator hard!!!
- Talk to your neighbor about how much your rent/house price is. It’s always good to meet your neighbors, and they’re sure to be amazed at how expensive it is here. They’ll also value your perspective on the traffic situation and how you might fix it. Best of all, compare CO to where you came from. Folks always want to know how CO is measuring up to Missouri/Kansas/Texas/California/North Carolina.
- Did you know weed is legal here? Of course you did! It’s why you moved here. Now you might find our legal weed is slightly pricier than that seedy stuff you used to get from Justin back home, but if you let your local weed store know, they’re sure to welcome the feedback. Who knows? They might even give you a discount!!
- Don’t worry about a ‘native’ or long-term resident not liking you. They all have actual jobs plus they’re house value has tripled in the last 2 years (and which you’ll never be able to afford), so feel free to not like them back either!!
- Finally, remember to remind ‘natives’ how great the state is. Some might seem grouchy or a bit argumentative, but it’s probably because they forgot how awesome Colorado actually is. After all, it’s why they moved here too!
Welcome to Colorful Colorado. We’re glad to have you here.. well, we will be, eventually.